Le Food Snob


This recipe was made famous by the TV show Man v. Food on The Travel Channel. This delicious pie is served up at Yoder’s Amish Restaurant in Sarasota, Fla. Dad and my friend Manny say this is the best pie they’ve ever eaten. I don’t disagree!

pudding ingredients.

  • 1 c. cold whole milk
  • ½ c. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 c. heavy cream
  • 3 T. butter
  • 2/3 c. sugar

pudding directions.

  1. Mix cornstarch, salt, 1 cup milk, eggs yolks and vanilla with a wire whisk until smooth. Set mixture aside.
  2. Heat 3 cups heavy cream, butter and sugar till scalding, stirring constantly. Add cornstarch mixture to hot cream while stirring with a whisk. Cook till thickened (about two to four minutes). Remove from heat before boiling. Chill.

the crust.

crumb mixture.

Mix 1 to 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar with half a cup of peanut butter (recipe calls for crunchy; I use creamy) with a mixer until small crumbs form. (Add more powdered sugar if you’re not getting crumbs.)



Place 1/3 of the crumbs into the cooled pie shell. Spoon chilled pudding on top of crumbs. Place 1/3 crumbs on top of pudding. Top pudding with two cups of freshly beaten whipped cream. Garnish with remaining crumbs.

Serves 6 to 12.

It’s my opinion that this pie tastes best when it’s been refrigerated for a day and the ingredients have ‘settled,’ but if you dig right after making the pie, you won’t be disappointed. Just be sure to try another piece the next day!

Like this pie? You’ll love my chocolate version!

Recipe rating: 


7 Replies to “Peanut Butter Cream Pie”

  1. I saw the episode from Man vs Food a week or so ago and this pie jumped out of the screen at me… so I had to find the recipe. The episode didn’t give exact quantities, so I’m hoping your version is pretty close. I’m currently making it (made the pudding before bed last night) and now I’m waiting for the pie crust to rest in fridge… so we’ll see how it all comes together in another couple of hours!!

    Thanks for posting this!


  2. This is the best recipe for the pie on the Web! The video is a great tool to talk you through your first time! Now making this pie for all our family get togethers per their request! Nobody wants me to make anything else!


    1. Hi Amanda – good question!You don’t necessarily have to chill the pudding in the refrigerator. You could let it sit out until it cools down to room temperature or near room temperature; however, it’s fastest if you place it in the fridge to “chill.”


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